First "Kosher" Wal-Mart in Dallas (of all places)

So now acccording to the news flash in the elevator that I was reading today, there is a Kosher Wal-Mart in Dallas. This is the only evidence I could find about the story:

Clued in on kosher: Wal-Mart in Far North Dallas is retailer's first to cater to Jewish diet
Tuesday, October 3, 2006
By MARIA HALKIAS / The Dallas Morning News

Wal-Mart is picking up some street smarts in the big city.

Now, at the new Supercenter on Montfort Drive in Far North Dallas, in a neighborhood of synagogues and across the street from the Jewish Family Service office, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is getting a lesson in kosher foods.

John Murphy, Wal-Mart's regional vice president, wants to make the Montfort Drive Wal-Mart the first kosher-certified store in the chain. But he admits the company got off to a slow start and has a long way to go.

"I'm driving the surrounding neighborhoods with our dairy buyer, Dan Irwin, and he says, 'Do you notice there are several synagogues?' " Mr. Murphy said.

As a company, he said, "we thought we could order some jars of gefilte fish and matzo ball mix and put it in a section on Aisle 3 and we'd be serving this community. That's basically what's in our computer database."

Fortunately for Mr. Murphy and Wal-Mart, there is no shortage of helpful local residents to set them straight. ... (more)
I'm not sure how Kosher that Wal-Mart will be. Any ideas?


Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said...

i've been to Walmarts with tons of kosher food in their food departments, including Amnon's and J2 kosher frozen pizza 4 hours away from NYC in Upstate New York

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